Situated on the northern shores of Loch Broom, Ullapool is a charming port town in the Scottish Highlands. It boasts an excellent museum detailing the people and events that have shaped the region and offers easy access to spectacular hiking trails and the beautiful Summer Isles.
Things to do in Ullapool
Stroll through the whitewashed streets of Ullapool while soaking up the mystical beauty of the West Highland scenery. Watch boats at the picturesque harbour and follow the trail that leads up the hill behind the town for magnificent views of Loch Broom.
Learn about the cultural history of the town at the award-winning Ullapool Museum, which occupies a Heritage-listed 19th-century church designed by Thomas Telford. Watch a short film about Loch Broom life and hear stories of struggle and success from local residents, then try on traditional Scottish kilts and vintage costumes.
Ullapool is an ideal base for walkers to explore the surrounding highlands, with the rugged mountains and moorlands of Assynt and Coigach situated to the south. Trek along the spectacular ridges of the Fannichs and Beinn Deargs to the south of Ullapool or enjoy an easy hike through the rolling landscapes of Easter Ross.
Soak up the beauty of the Scottish Highland coast on a cruise to the Summer Isles, a stunning archipelago at the mouth of Loch Broom. Sail past Neolithic ruins and the remains of Viking settlements while keeping an eye out for dolphins, seals and puffins along the way.
Getting around Ullapool
Ullapool is 1.5 hour’s drive from Inverness Airport, with regular buses making the journey. Ullapool is small enough to explore on foot and ferries connect from the Caledonian MacBrayne terminal to the Western Isles.